Over the past few weeks we have had a wonderful surge in adoptions! We have felt truly blessed!
The most wonderful thing about these adoptions is that many of them were animals who were less than perfect. Some were seniors, some had health problems, some were feral and untouchable but still needed a place to call home. We are reeling from the pure love and compassion that we have felt from the people who have come to adopt our animals over the past few weeks!
Here are a few of the animals that found their forever homes…
Top Left is Oliver who is diabetic and needs insulin injections twice daily, just like diabetic people do. Top right is Gilda who was hit by a car and had to have surgery to remove the head of her femur bone, but who gets around just fine now. Lower left is Duke, a senior de-clawed kitty, whose owner couldn’t care for him anymore. And Sally Jo a cute 5 month old pup.
Top Left is JoJo who was abandoned and brought to the sanctuary. Middle top is Boots, a senior outdoor kitty, whose owner couldn’t care for him anymore. Top right is Cleo a senior who recently had to have her spleen removed. Middle left and middle right, Duffy and Cassidy, both seniors, adopted together into a wonderful home by a woman with a heart for seniors. Middle middle is Spot, an awesome 2 year old hound dog mix. On the bottom is Max, a kitty who had a very rough life as a stray on the streets, un-neutered, dirty and scruffy and scarred from numerous fights as a tom. He unfortunately contracted FIV (feline aids) as a result of all the fighting, but he found a wonderful loving home none the less!
Yesterday we were blown away when Tina Smith came in looking for a few barn cats, and left with 7!!! Yes 7!!! She cleaned out an entire room by taking three barn cats (Dobi, Ashton, Sonora) and two semi-tame kitties (Sherriann and Nita!), and two house cats (Tessie and Peek-A-Boo!!!!!). Absolutely amazing!!
This was a god send, not only for the kitties who went to a wonderful home, but also for the shelter which currently has 101 cats and kittens! We are beyond full, we are bursting with cats and kittens.
And last but not least is the story of Rosalee, who our FB fans rallied around, and supported, and worried about every step of the way. This is how Rosalee came to us. She had been hit by a car and left for dead. A wonderful woman stopped and checked and discovered she was still alive! She brought her to us. We took her to Colville Animal Hospital who determined that she had a bad concussion from the accident, but also had other health issues due to age and neglect. One of the worst were her ears which were horribly infected and her teeth which were broken and many roots exposed. Rosalee was also a senior and not spayed. She had been running on her own for quite awhile.
From the very beginning, Kellie Frasher wrote and told me that she had to had Rosalee. After many weeks of care, antibiotics and surgeries, and a much needed bath and grooming, Rosalee finally went to her new home with the Frashers. Probably the first real loving home she has ever had. And this is how she looks now.